Mrs. Grimmett's Class

Getting Carried Away in First Grade


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December 10th - Boosterthon Fun Run Time TBA

December 10th - Math CBA

December 11th - Reading CBA

December 12th - Santa's New Suit is due!

December 16th - Family Fun Night

December 18th - Class Party 11-12 (Don't forget to sign up to bring something)

December 19th - Polar Express Day

December 22nd-January 2 - Holiday Break NO SCHOOL

Writer's Workshop

We are working on writing a non-fiction book. I have encouraged the kids to think about what they want to write about at home and to try to learn as much about it as they can!

Reader's Workshop

We have been discussing the beginning, middle, and end of our story.

Next week we will start talking about sequencing. This will include using words such as first, next, then, and finally.


We are going to continue our unit on vowels! This unit will help the students become more conscious of the visual details in words and draw attention to the role of vowels in words. We will practice sorting long and short vowels and begin work with their letter/sound relationships!


We will be reviewing all of the concepts we have learned to prepare for our CBA on Wednesday! Then we will go over any concepts that we have difficulties with.


We are continuing our unit on energy! We have discussed light energy and are in the process of discussing heat energy. We will be finishing the unit up with sound energy!

Social Studies

We are traveling the world to learn about how other cultures celebrate holidays! So far we have discussed La Befana in Italy and Poinsettias in Mexico. Next week we will venture England and talk about the sending Christmas cards and then move on to Israel and make a Star of David.